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April 14, 2018

Pain is such a complex event and the recently published guidelines in the Lancet on the treatment of back pain asks both practitioners and the public to change their views on the treatment of pain. It is recommending far less surgery, no more injections, less pain killers and to understand that pain means understanding the whole person in pain a...

March 1, 2018

I have treated thousands of people over many years suffering from pains that have lasted well beyond the expected time a pain might be expected to be present for.Any pain that lasts more than 3 months is termed "chronic" although the fashion now is to term it "persistent" as this sounds a bit less fear inducing and perhaps something that might c...

The weekend paper had an article on "wellness" and was rather dismissive of this "new age hippiedom". It made me think hard about my own thoughts about this especially as I promote "wellness" to my patients.

Living in the UK,we are facing a health crisis. We have an ageing population and at the same time have a squeeze on funding for health, diff...

Pain, just like nausea and vomiting or fever is not a primary problem for the body, but a response to a threat to the body. In the case of pain, it alerts the individual to a wound or injured area and therefore encourages care to keep the area clean or to not use an area until the injury has healed enough to allow movement. Vomiting tries to emp...

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